Itís the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Crafting with Cops Recap

Home Decor Station filled with participants

Christmas crafts bought Christmas cheer. Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp hosted Crafting with Cops on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center. Participants included local residents, youth, teens and officers from Cleveland Police 5th District. We had a diverse group of participants of all ages; everyone was a part of making beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts.

Crafting with Cops was our neighborhood Christmas party. The crafts were separated into stations throughout the room.  We had an ornament station, home décor station, and Christmas gift station. Participants made ornaments, Christmas stockings, keepsake boxes, jewelry and decorated wine glasses. The most popular station was the adult table was adults could decorate their own wine glasses with acrylic paint. The ladies at that table were very talented and created some nice glasses.

Also Santa was invited and he showed up to Crafting with Cops filled with Christmas joy and spirit. The youth participants were happy to see him and made sure they told Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Youth participants also had the chance to write letters to Santa and take a free picture with him.

“This type of community engagement is fun and helps our local police officers build relationships with the residents and community stakeholders.” “Creating gifts and Christmas decorations, definitely put me in the Christmas spirit!” says Kristian Hunter, Organizer of Kicking it with Cops/AmeriCorps VISTA.

Crafting with Cops was a great way to end the first of many series to come of “Kicking it with Cops” in Collinwood. Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp would like to thank all of the participants and supporters of these fun community engagement events.

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation

The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation is a non-profit organization created to preserve, promote, and protect the quality of life in our communities. We serve as an economic pump and liaison between businesses, industry, and residents. We work closely with our councilmen, political leaders, and city departments including the Departments of Safety, Health, Community and Economic Development,and Building & Housing. The corporation is operated by a board of trustees representing area residents, churches, business, and industry. Our office is located in Collinwood Village, staffed by 2 full-time and 3 part-time individuals. The corporation is funded through the City of Cleveland, as well as private donations, and other grants.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 4:09 PM, 01.15.2018